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In the Name of God Amen I Christopher Walton of Ayl=Towne in the Parish of Kirkhaugh & County of Northumberland yeoman, being of Good & perfect Remembrance do make and Ordaine this my Last Will & Testament in manner and forme following. First I committ my Soul into the Hands of God my Creat[o]r hoping assuredly Through Christ Jesus my Redeemer to Obtain full & free Remission of all my Sins and my Body to the Earth of which it was made to be bury’d at the Discretion of my Exec[utor]s hereafter named And as for those Temporal Goods which the Lord hath bestowed upon me I give & bequeath them as followeth first I give unto my Son Christopher Walton the Summe of Sixty Pounds to be payd at my decease Ten pounds of which to be paid betwixt his two Sons and the Remainder for the other of his six Children Twenty Pounds to his Daughter Mary and the rest to be equally divided amongst his other Three Daughters Item I give unto my sister Anne the Summe of Twenty Shillings Item I give unto my Nephew Anthony Teasdell Tenn Shillings Item I give unto my Two Grand Children William Wallase & Thomas Wallase to either of them Tenn shillings Item I give unto the poor of the parish of Alstonmoore the Summe of Five Pounds to be set forward as a stock for the use of the Said Poor the Interest whereof to be payd them yearly as the Minister and Overseers of the poor for the time being shall Think fit. Item I give unto my Two Grandchildren Mary Walton and Anne Walton of Blagill My Houshold Goods to be divided Equally betwixt them Provided that my Son Christopher in the first place have all such Houshold goods as did of Right belong to his Wife. And as for the Rest of my Goods & Chattells I give them all unto my Son Nicholas whom I do hereby make full Execu[to]r of this my last will & Testament revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seale this Fifteenth day of November 1710 Chris Walton Sign’d Sealed & deliver’d In the p[re]sence of Nicho: Whitfeild Nicho. Teasdell his mark NT Redginald Nixson 1717 Test[amentu]m Chri[stopher] Walton nuper paroc[hi]a De Kirkhaugh Def[un]cti
DPR/I/1/1717/W3/1-2, with a will bond in the penal sum of £100, 23 May 1717 (DPR/I/3/1717/B49/1-2). Walton appears to have been the father of Nicholas Walton, Vicar of Alston, and part of the Walton family of lead agents prominent in the later 18th and 19th century. WALTON. The Rev. Nicholas Walton (c. 1672-1728), son of Christopher Walton, of Ayle Town, Kirkhaugh (N) (d.1716), was Master of Alston School 1694 and Vicar of Alston 1696-1728. He marr. 1697 Susanna Fetherstonhaugh (d. 1762) and had issue int. al. a son Nicholas Walton, of Farnacres, Whickham (D) (d. 1795, aged 92), who had an only son Nicholas Walton (d. 1810, aged 77), for over 50 years one of the Receivers of Greenwich Hospital in the North of England. Arms. Argent two bars Gules over all a lion rampant Azure (M.I. in HaydonBridge Church (N) to Nicholas Walton (d. 1810); also seal on will dated 1744 of Elizabeth Walton, of Gallowhill (N), in which she mentions her brother-in-law Nicholas Walton, of Farnacres, above).- C. ROY HUDLESTON, M.A., F.S.A., and R. S. BOUMPHREY, M.A., F.S.A. ‘A Supplement to Cumberland Families and Heraldry, Part IV.’ Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (1984). Many of Nicholas Walton’s letters as Greenwich Hospital agent can be found elsewhere in Dukesfield Documents.